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    Hi, new here from Illinois

    My name is Stephanie and we plan on installing a DIY pool (concrete block with liner) next year. I'm glad I found this board to help us through the process and the care of our pool after it's installed. I look forward to getting to know you.
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    Re: Hi, new here from Illinois

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Hi, new here from Illinois

    A braver soul than I am!.............Welcome!
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    Re: Hi, new here from Illinois

    .........and we know you will post lotsa pics for us

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    Re: Hi, new here from Illinois

    Welcome!

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    Re: Hi, new here from Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    .........and we know you will post lotsa pics for us

    Welcome
    ^ This.

    I love to see pics.


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    Re: Hi, new here from Illinois

    Thanks for the welcome! I'll be sure to post pictures. I'm a picture taking fool. lol We have a historic home that we are restoring so I'm always taking photos of projects. This summer's project was our wrap around porch! I, and the kids, can't wait for the pool project next year. We'll probably break ground in April. For now, we are going to continue researching and attending Pool School.
    Stephanie and Jerry
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    My Build~~~ http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...(lots-of-pics)

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    Re: Hi, new here from Illinois

    Or you could buy one of those easy-set pools and be swimming before Auguist. This August. Then if your plans get disrupted next year, you'll still have a pool for the kids. And if not, sell it on Craigslist at then beginning of summer. And it will give you valuable practice balancing the pool chemistry, as well!
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    Re: Hi, new here from Illinois

    Richard, that is a good idea, but I already bought this for the kids for this year. (please ignore the semi trailers in the background. Our corn crib and barn were destroyed by a tornado a couple of years ago and the trailers hold the contents of those buildings for now.)


    Stephanie and Jerry
    DIY concrete block 25 x 50 vinyl pool, now hired out to finish, build in progress, cover star auto cover, 3 laminar deck jets, Inter Fab G force slide
    My Build~~~ http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...(lots-of-pics)

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